HotShotz welcomes TP-Link as Networking Partner
By Karamjit Singh July 21, 2017
- Top three teams in each of seven games will receive routers and cash prizes
- HotShotz is on July 22 & 23 at KDU University College, Glenmarie campus
ON the eve of DNA’s inaugural eGames festival, HotShotz 2017 held tomorrow and Sunday at KDU University College, Glenmarie campus, I am especially pleased to officially welcome on board our final ecosystem partner, one of the world’s leading makers of computer networking products, TP-Link. They are the Networking Partner.
What’s even more exciting for me is that TP-Link is already looking forward to partnering with us for next year’s HotShotz as well.
“I would say that this is not just a partnership between TP-Link and DNA. It means a lot to us to be playing a meaningful role at HotShotz to ensure gamers and fans have a great experience. We are already looking forward to our collaboration next year!” says Daric Hong (pic), e-commerce development manager, TP-Link.
And our almost 400 amateur eSports finalists should be as excited as me because TP-Link will be providing the prizes to the top three winners in each of the seven game titles. As far as gaming routers go, the winners will not be complaining about the gigabit gaming routers they will win.
Winners will each walk away with the Archer-C5400, a serious router for gamers that is retailing at a price of around RM1,500.
Second prize winners will walk away with the Archer-C3150 gaming router that retails for RM979 on Lazada Malaysia, the e-commerce partner for HotShotz.
Third place winners will be walking away with the Archer-C60 router that retails for around RM320 on Lazada Malaysia.
Above these prizes, the RM1,000 prize pool for each of the seven game titles, to be shared between the top three winners, will also be given, bringing the combined prize pool value at RM70,000.
Besides the prizes, TP-Link will also be providing its mini wireless USB adapter as part of the lucky draw prizes as well and will be having a booth with its latest products.
Please note that lucky draw prizes are only for those who purchase the 2-day ticket that comes with a RM5 discount as well. The grand prize for the lucky draw prizes will be the Sony Playstation PS4 Pro.
Get your tickets at Lazada Malaysia or at door over the weekend.
Btw, an interesting fact about TP-Link founded by two brothers in China, is that the company name was based on the concept of "twisted pair link", a kind of electromagnetic cabling.
See you over the weekend!
Positioned as Malaysia’s leading eGames Festival, HotShotz has six components to it:
Strictly for amateurs, with a total of seven games, both PC and console players who fancy themselves to be the next Malaysian world champion, should pencil in HotShotz as their breakout debut on to the main stage. The main event will see over 250 finalists competing to be winners in the following games:
• Counter Strike (on the PC)
• Street Fighter V (PlayStation 4)
• Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PlayStation 4)
• Overwatch (PC)
• PES 2017 (Winning Eleven 2017) (PlayStation 4)
• Dota2 (PC)
• Tekken 7 – (PlayStation 4)
Game Publishers Showcase
Various game titles will be available for visitors to enjoy in the free to play area with Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) and Codemasters will also be having a booth presence.
Indie Games Showcase
All the big games started out small and here, through the showcase presenter, MDEC, 10 independent game developers will be showing their games for all to play. Could one of them become the next big thing in the gaming industry?
Seen as very much at the periphery of the gaming ecosystem, nonetheless it was Cosplay players, many of them gamers themselves, who helped take the fantasy characters of the gaming world into the real and, indirectly, helped create a sense of excitement and reality around the games. Watch out for the cosplay workshop as well where you will get tips on how to portray your fave gaming world character.
You have heard of how some people love to modify their cars, well, meet the geek equivalents and be blown away by how far some will go to turbo charge their machines. There will also be a hands on area where visitors can assemble their own dream gaming machine.
VR news has been making headlines with a Malaysian games developer turned VR player raising some funding from 500 Startups last week. Yet another key player in the Malaysian VR scene is VR Lab Sdn Bhd and as our VR Partner with the largest booth space, they will be ensuring that HotShotz visitors get to experience what the world of VR is actually like.
Those who purchase the two-day ticket will also be eligible for the lucky draw with a PS4 Pro console, three units of Predator gaming mouse, a gaming chair and some VR for mobile headsets as the prizes.
HotShotz is supported by Main Sponsor Predator, which is Acer’s gaming brand, co-sponsors Digi, Malaysia’s leading telco, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES). KDU University College is the Venue Host, VR Lab is the VR Partner, TP-Link is the Networking Partner, Armageddon is the peripherals partner, Warlord is the gaming chair partner and Lazada Malaysia is the e-Commerce Partner. The media partner is Astro’s eGames channel, EGG and Indonesian media site, vivo.co.id.